Author Archives: Susan Bradley

Susan Bradley

About Susan Bradley

Susan Bradley is a Small Business Server and Security MVP, a title awarded by Microsoft to independent experts who do not work for the company. She's also a partner in a California CPA firm.

Java: More than the usual cup of coding coffee

In this week’s Top Story, “Security alert: Remove Java from your browsers,” Woody Leonhard discusses why and how you should remove Java from your browsers. PC users conflate Java with JavaScript, and while both are vulnerable to malware attacks, Java is the more vulnerable of the two. Here’s a quick tutorial on Java.

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A Windows-patching December to remember

Despite how it might seem at times, flawed security updates are relatively rare. When there is a problem, Microsoft typically releases an update for the update. For example, this past December there was a bug in the patch Microsoft released to fix a font vulnerability. In this special New Year’s edition of Patch Watch, I review three problem updates released in December.

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Getting a handle on security certificates

We rely on SSL certificates for safe Web surfing and secure online transactions; but how many of us understand the issues surrounding security certs — or those related error messages? Here’s what you need to know about SSL certificates — and how update KB 2661254 helps solve certificate problems.

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